Friday, January 24, 2014

Walter Vega and Students Launch Supportive Space--a Forum for Ackerman Therapists of Color

The Ackerman Institute has initiated a brand new group called Supportive Space for all Ackerman therapists who identify as therapists of color. Supportive Space is an exciting collaboration amongst Ackerman trainees, faculty, and alumni of color who seek to have a forum to share their unique experiences at the Institute and in the field of family therapy.  Piloted by a group of student trainees and facilitated by Ackerman faculty member, Walter Vega, Supportive Space offers students and alumni the chance to build a supportive community within and outside of the Ackerman training and alumni programs.
"The group has been meeting monthly and offers students and alumni the opportunity to network with other therapists of color, receive mentoring, explore the significance of racial identity both within and outside the Ackerman  Institute for the Family's training program and build a supportive community," says Walter Vega, Supportive Space's faculty advisor.
All Supportive Space meetings take place on the third floor of the Ackerman Institute for the Family on Friday evenings from 6PM-8PM. Scheduled meetings dates in 2014 are:

February 21
March 7
April 4
May 2

For anyone who would like more information about Supportive Space at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, inquiries can be directed to

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